WHAT ARE SCOOTBGONE PANTS?
ScootBGone pants come in two varieties, original and plus. The original ScootBGone pants are meant to be used on children who are very new scooters or as a preventative measure on children that are just beginning to move around on their own. ScootBGone original can also be helpful for children just beginning to sit up as it stops their bottoms from sliding out from under them as they try to push to a sitting position.
The pants themselves are equipped with an area of extremely high friction co-efficient on the posterior side of the pants. This area is "tacky" but not "sticky". These pants will not slide across a wide variety of surfaces including hardwood, carpet, tile, marble, linoleum, concrete and grass. Note, however, that surfaces covered in debris, such as dirt, gravel or extremely dusty flooring, will limit the ability of the pants to grab. Use in extremely dusty areas, areas with large amount of animal hair or other debris will also cause the pants to become dirty and lose their "tacky" nature. In such instances, cleaning the latex portion of the pants with a damp cloth should return functionality.
ScootBGone PLUS adds functionality aimed at children who are stronger more experiences scooters and is ideal for both a clinical setting and for these children at home to prevent them from scooting while away from the clinic.
The PLUS adds an area of latex sheeting to the outsides of both legs as well as straps to help provide a snugger fit to the leg area. More experienced and stronger scooters often curl a leg under their body, use the sides of their legs to motor themselves, an generally use a wide range of tactics in their scooting. The side areas of friction on the PLUS block most of these alternative methods of scooting.
In addition, the PLUS adds a mid-leg strap that allows connection of the two legs just above the knee. This strap serves a number of purposes.
1) Allows children with weak muscle tone to crawl without their legs splaying apart.
2) Stops "W" sitters from being able to do so. (make sure the pants fit properly with the strap just below the knee)
3) Limits children who scoot by spreading their knees to achieve greater leverage.
4) Can gently restrict the ability of Torticollis crawlers to raise one leg vastly in front of the other.
In addition, some therapists have suggested it might be used with Downs children who have begun to walk, but spread their legs far apart.